JayDean's Best Modern Horror/Thriller Films.

These are my personal favorite horror films that I have seen in recent years.

I will update the list monthly with new titles. I will rate the films from 10/10 down to only 5/10 as these are my favorites!

If you have any horror films that are strongly suggested, shoot me a comment!

- 10/10 - Near Perfect.
- 9/10 - Outstanding.
- 8/10 - Great.
- 7/10 - Very Good.
- 6/10 - Good.
- 5/10 - Had its moments.

Anything under will not be on this list.
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1.
The Conjuring (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. (112 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ 10/10 - This is my favorite horror film of all time, it has just about everything you want out of a horror movie and it's based on a true story. Every jump scare does its job well, coming so unexpectedly at times. The acting is top notch, especially from the warrens and the build up to the ending is just intense. You really have to see it for yourself, my eyes wanted to watch but my hands wanted to cover them, it was unreal. A classic in my mind. ” - jayy-dean-m
 
2.
Sinister (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Washed-up true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s. (110 mins.)
“ 9/10 - Sinister is both downright scary and disturbing at the same time. The movies background music and sounds are just haunting by themselves, espicially when Ethan Hawke watches the tapes, I'm sure you will understand what I mean if you have seen it. The scares are well done, one in particular scared the living s*** out of me and that was the lawnmower scene. The feel of the film is what got me, it was just so creepy and the twist at the end had me on the edge of my set. Amazing film all around! ” - jayy-dean-m
 
3.
You're Next (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of the victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back. (95 mins.)
Director: Adam Wingard
 
4.
Martyrs (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity. (99 mins.)
Director: Pascal Laugier
“ 9/10 - Martyrs is a powerhouse of a torture porn horror film. I don't want to give away too much of this film because it is honestly a 'see to believe' type of film, but what I will say is that you will need a stomach for this one. The film has some really disturbing scenes, some of which will be imprinted in your mind, but trust me when I say its a fantastic hardcore horror film! See for yourself. ” - jayy-dean-m
 
5.
Banshee Chapter (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Journalist Anne Roland explores the disturbing links behind her friend's sudden disappearance, an ominous government research chemical, and a disturbing radio broadcast of unknown origin. (87 mins.)
Director: Blair Erickson
 
6.
V/H/S/2 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his house and find collection of VHS tapes. Viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be dark motives behind the student's disappearance. (96 mins.)
“ 8/10 - The sequel to the horror anthology film V/H/S is so much better, in so many ways (in my opinion). There are 4 short horror films in this film, but there's one that will grab your attention most, and that one is titled 'Safe Haven'. The setting and the outcome of this one is just unreal, and its pretty gory as well! The other 3 aren't as good, but still providing a creepy and somewhat crazy ride, but as stated before, 'Safe Haven' is the one to look out for. The ending is also very creepy and at a part, pretty messed up! If you watched the first one, you have to watch this one! ” - jayy-dean-m
 
7.
Lake Mungo (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A supernatural drama about grief. (87 mins.)
Director: Joel Anderson
 
8.
Evil Dead (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. (91 mins.)
Director: Fede Alvarez
“ 8/10 - The remake of the classic Evil Dead is relentless, brutal, creepy and is known to be one of the goriest mainstream horror movies to date, and trust me when I say that. I found the film had amazing performances from most of the cast, Mia being the main one and the gore effects were pretty realistic but at times going a bit too far, but that was no problem for this film. When I mentioned it was one of the goriest mainstream horrors, I wasn't joking, this film is packed with blood and decapitation and at one point, it even starts raining blood! If you want a creepy, downright gory thrill ride of a horror film, this is the one. ” - jayy-dean-m
 
9.
Insidious (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. (103 mins.)
Director: James Wan
 
10.
Splinter (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still-living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror. (82 mins.)
Director: Toby Wilkins
 
11.
Afflicted (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Two best friends see their trip of a lifetime take a dark turn when one of them is struck by a mysterious affliction. Now, in a foreign land, they race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely. (85 mins.)
 
12.
I Saw the Devil (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases. (142 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
13.
[Rec] 2 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In order to ascertain the current situation inside, a supposed medical officer and a GEO team step into the quarantined and ill-fated apartment building. (85 mins.)
 
14.
Mama (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A young couple take in their 2 nieces only to suspect that a supernatural spirit named Mama has latched itself to their family. (100 mins.)
Director: Andy Muschietti
 
15.
Maniac (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface. (89 mins.)
Director: Franck Khalfoun
 
16.
The Innkeepers (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel's haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay. (101 mins.)
Director: Ti West
 
17.
Wolf Creek 2 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The outback once more becomes a place of horror as another unwitting tourist becomes the prey for crazed, serial-killing pig-hunter Mick Taylor. (106 mins.)
Director: Greg Mclean
 
18.
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The Lamberts believe that they have defeated the spirits that have haunted their family, but they soon discover that evil is not beaten so easily. (106 mins.)
Director: James Wan
 
19.
The Tunnel (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
An investigation into a government cover-up leads to a network of abandoned train tunnels deep beneath the heart of Sydney. As a journalist and her crew hunt for the story it quickly becomes clear the story is hunting them. (90 mins.)
Director: Carlo Ledesma
 
20.
Wolf Creek (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Three backpackers stranded in the Australian outback are befriended by a local who turns out to be a sadistic psychopath and will plunge them into a hellish nightmare of insufferable torture. (99 mins.)
Director: Greg Mclean
 
21.
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The Lamberts believe that they have defeated the spirits that have haunted their family, but they soon discover that evil is not beaten so easily. (106 mins.)
Director: James Wan
 
22.
Hard Candy (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A teenage girl raids a man's home in order to expose him under suspicion that he is a pedophile. (104 mins.)
Director: David Slade
 
23.
The Mist (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives. (126 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
 
24.
Dark Skies (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
As the Barret family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them. (97 mins.)
Director: Scott Stewart
 
25.
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
In 1988, young sisters Katie and Kristi befriend an invisible entity who resides in their home. (83 mins.)
 
26.
Apartment 143 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A team of parapsychologists try to figure out a strange phenomenon occurring in an apartment building. (80 mins.)
Director: Carles Torrens
 
27.
Evidence (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Ryan makes a documentary on his friend, Brett, and his first time camping, until a mysterious figure in the woods starts hunting them. (78 mins.)
Director: Howie Askins
 
28.
The Collector (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps. (90 mins.)
Director: Marcus Dunstan